About the Bond Law Clinic

3 October 2014

Staffed by Bond Law School students supervised by local legal practitioners, the Bond Law Clinic provides free legal assistance to members of the public. The clinic is also winner of two Bond University Student Association Awards for 2013: Best Social Justice Initiative and the Bonnie Whitehead Social Justice Award.

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Legal services

The Bond Law Clinic is presently operating as a small business legal advice clinic. Free legal advice is available to

  • members of the public thinking about starting a small business;
  • small-business owners (any business with fewer than 20 employees, or fewer than 100 ;employees in the case of manufacturers; and
  • registered, not-for-profit (NFP) organisations.

The Bond Law Clinic provides advice about the following legal issues:

  • Business structures
  • Intellectual property, e.g., trademarks and copyright
  • Consumer protection and competition regulation
  • Risk management and insurance
  • Human resource management and industrial relations
  • Disputes
  • Contracts
  • Franchising
  • Leasing
  • Debt recovery
  • Licensing

The Bond Law Clinic does not have the capacity to formally represent clients in legal disputes, but can provide advice about the options available to clients involved in legal disputes.


The Bond Law Clinic is located at the Bond University campus in Robina, on Level 2 of the Legal Skills Building (Building 4a).

Objectives of the Clinic

  • To offer free legal advice as a community service initiative, assisting in the marketing and promotion of the faculty.
  • To provide high-quality, practitioner supervised legal assistance to small businesses and NFP organisations in the Gold Coast region and beyond.
  • To provide Bond Law School students with an opportunity to gain practical experience in a controlled and supportive environment and prepare them for practice.
  • To provide local legal practitioners with an opportunity to engage in pro bono service.

Bond Law School Juris Doctor (JD)

Bond University’s Juris Doctor (JD) program is a professional legal qualification designed to equip students for a career in the legal profession, business, industry or government, in Australia and overseas. This law program features excellent teaching, small classes and an extensive legal skills program, which provides an exciting learning experience that challenges students academically and prepares them practically for a legal career. If you have any questions about the NCA exams after your law studies, please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Sarah Bridson, or read “Bond Law School NCA subjects update.”
Program: Juris Doctor (JD)
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland
Semester intakes: January, May, or September
Next intake: January 2015
Duration: 2 years
Application deadline: There is no official application deadline. Students from Canada should apply at least three months prior to the beginning of the program.

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Do you have any questions about this NCA update and how it may affect you? Would you like more information about Bond Law School? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Sarah Bridson at sarah@oztrekk.com or call 1-866-698-7355.